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Testimonials

We’ve always had plants around the yard but finally taking advantage of growing edible vegetables. We appreciate the education and plants you guys provide. - May 2024, 96792

First, let me say that I appreciated the UH Food to Grow presentation and training. The presentation and kits provided made for an informative, fun and worthwhile adventure! I’ve had beans to eat and at least one tomato (MUCH better than store bought!) - December 2023, 96817

I am so excited about this. I did not know that people could use EBT to buy live plants for food. That's wonderful, and it made coming to this community market 100% worth it. - December 2023, 96744

Last night I learned how to make fried rice. I used the green beans that I grew. - September 2023, Hawaiʻi Island

Thank you for providing such a thorough kit. It's great for people who have very little experience or no experience at all with growing plants. Often times I hear people say, "I'd like to but I don't have a green thumb." You don't have to have a green thumb. You just need to read the information in the kit and follow it. - July 2023, Hawaiʻi Island

Thank you for helping our family start a vegetable garden, it is a great way to encourage the kids to spend time outdoors instead of watching TV or playing computer games. (The kids) love to fertilize the plants and watch them grow. We look forward to planting some eggplants as our entire family enjoys Eggplant with Garlic Sauce! - January 2023, 96817

We are a plant-based family so we EXTRA appreciate being able to harvest right from our own backyard. (My son) LOVES to plant and gather and I am so pleased that he is able to know where his food comes from while appreciating the work it takes to grow these things. 🙂 So far we've planted the green beans, and the bok choy is next on the list! - January 2023, 96744

Wow, super cool program!" - November 2022, Maui

I am truly enjoying the planting what you eat approach to better health and savings. - June 2022, 96792

My ohana and I were just talking about planting tomatoes in our garden bed so that's super awesome of you guys to send those starter kits. - April 2022, 96792

Mahalo for this activity. The keiki had lots of fun and can’t wait to grow more. - April 2022, 96792

This is a great program! It is an easy way to help people get started. - April 2022, 96706

Wanted to thank you folks for doing the bean giveaway for our (Molokai) community. It was an awesome experience and lots of people had lots of good things to say about it. Mahalo nui. - March 2022, Molokai

Photos & Drawings

Project Years

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020



Project Year 2024

6/12/24 from 96717 (10 kits)

Bok choy 6/12/24 from 96717

Bok Choy Seedling Workshop

5/24/24 from 96813 (25 kits)

Bok choy 5/24/24 from 96813

Bok Choy Seedling Kit

The plant that they gave me I’ve gotten about 10 string beans thus far. And I decided to plant the seeds that were given to me.”

5/18/24 from 96819 (25 kits)

Green Beans 5/18/24 from 96819

Green Bean Kit Seedling Kit

Transplanted green bean seedling

Transplanted Green Bean Seedling

Green Beans 5/18/24 from 96819

Green Bean Seedlings grown from kit seeds

5/17/24 from 96817 (95 kits)

Parents and children posing with green bean kits

Green Bean workshop

Parents and children posing with green bean kits

Green Bean workshop

4/22/24 from 96792 (45 kits)

Participants with green bean seedling kits and newspaper pots

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Participants with green bean seedling kits and newspaper pots

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Participants with green bean seedling kits and newspaper pots

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Participants with green bean seedling kits and newspaper pots

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Participants with green bean seedling kits and newspaper pots

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Green Beans 4/22/24 from 96792

Green Bean Kit and Newspaper Pot Activity

Green Beans 4/22/24 from 96792

Green Bean seedlings grown from kit seeds in newspaper pots

Green beans grown from kit seeds

Green Bean seedlings transplanted

Transplanted green bean seedling

Transplanted Green Bean seedling

4/16/24 and 4/17/24 from 96822 (20 kits)

Participants with transplanted seedlings

Green Bean workshop

Participants with transplanted seedlings

Green Bean workshop

Participants with transplanted seedlings

Green Bean workshop

4/9/24 from 96706 (15 kits)

Family posing with green bean seedling

Green Bean workshop

Family posing with green bean seedling

Green Bean workshop

Family posing with green bean seedling

Green Bean workshop

Family posing with green bean seedling

Green Bean workshop

Family posing with green bean seedling

Green Bean workshop

Moistening the potting mix

Green Bean workshop

Making a newspaper pot

Green Bean workshop

Making a newspaper pot

Green Bean workshop

Filling a newspaper pot with potting mix

Green Bean workshop

Filling a newspaper pot with potting mix

Green Bean workshop

Filling a newspaper pot with potting mix

Green Bean workshop

3/27/24 from 96792 (10 kits)

Green Bean/Bok Choy Seedling workshop

Green Bean workshop

Green Bean/Bok Choy Seedling workshop

Green Bean workshop

Green Bean/Bok Choy Seedling workshop

Green Bean workshop

Green Bean/Bok Choy Seedling workshop

Green Bean workshop

3/14/24 from 96706 (10 kits)

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Eggplants grown from kit seeds

Eggplants grown from kit seeds

3/12/24 from 96706 (12 kits)

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Family posing with eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

Transplanted eggplant

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Eggplant 3/12/24 from 96706

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Transplanted eggplant seedling

Eggplant seedling kit

3/4/24 from 96795 (90 kits)

Bok choy kit with transplanted seedling

Bok choy kit with transplanted seedling

Transplanted bok choy seedling

Transplanted bok choy seedling

Bok choy seeds planted

Bok choy seeds planted

Transplanted bok choy

Transplanted bok choy seedling

1/18/24 from 96749 Hawaiʻi Island (33 kits)

Participant posing with newspaper pots with seeds planted inside

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Participants posing with newspaper pots with seeds planted inside

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Participants posing with newspaper pots with seeds planted inside

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Participants posing with newspaper pots with seeds planted inside

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Participants posing with newspaper pots with seeds planted inside

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Tomato seedlings growing in newspaper pots

Tomato seeds planted in newspaper pots

Project Years

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020